§ 151.26  PERMITTED SIGN STRUCTURES.
   (A)   Attached sign.
      (1)   General.
         (a)   Unless otherwise specifically provided, the regulations set forth in this division shall be applicable to all attached signs which are allowed under this chapter.
         (b)   Signs may not be attached to light fixtures, poles, curbs, sidewalks, gutters, streets, utility poles, public buildings, fences, railings, public telephone poles or trees.
         (c)   The direct painting of signs on buildings shall be prohibited except for signs less than a three square foot area used for building identification.
      (2)   Minimum/maximum letter/logo height.
         (a)   The minimum height allowed for letters or logos shall be six inches.
         (b)   The maximum height allowed for letters or logos shall be based on the following criteria:
 
Distance From R.O.W.*
Maximum Letter/Logo Height
Less than 100 feet
12 inches
101 to 150 feet
18 inches
151 to 200 feet
24 inches
201 to 250 feet
30 inches
251 to 300 feet
36 inches
301 and greater
42 inches
* For any  space which does not front on a street, the maximum letter/logo height shall be based on the distance from the vehicular driveway access (see Appendix B for further clarification).
 
      (3)   Maximum area. Three-quarters square foot for every one foot of width of building or lease space not to exceed 400 square feet (see Appendix A for further clarification).
      (4)   Number of signs. Only one attached sign per lease space shall be allowed along each street frontage on any site, unless otherwise specifically provided in this chapter. A secondary sign may be permitted at a public entrance, provided the entrance is on another side of the building, but shall be limited to 25% of the primary or permitted sign size, whichever is more restrictive. The six-inch minimum letter/logo height will not apply to these secondary signs. No more than two attached signs shall be allowed per lease space. Attached signs shall be located within the first story of the main exterior entrance for a building or lease space (see Appendix B for further clarification).
      (5)   Sign width. Attached signs shall be limited in width to the middle 75% of the width of any building or lease space. In the event the lease space facade is horizontally articulated, the 75% rule shall apply to the allowed sign to be located on any single plane facade (see Appendix B for further clarification).
      (6)   Roof line limitations. In no case shall an attached sign project above the roof line of any building, except those attached to parapet walls and the sign may not extend above the parapet wall. Signs shall be no closer than vertically to the eave of the roof line or overhang than the predominant letter height (see Appendix B for further clarification). Signs may be attached to a continuous plane fascia, if the sign does not extend above or below the projection of the fascia. Signs attached to fascia are only allowed when attached to structural canopy supported to the ground by columns constructed of similar masonry material as the primary structure (see Appendix B for further clarification).
      (7)   Illumination. Attached signs may only be illuminated utilizing internal lighting. Exterior letters with exposed neon lighting are not allowed.
      (8)   Protrusions. Attached signs may not protrude farther than 18 inches from the building, excluding signs attached to canopies.
      (9)   Residential adjacency. Attached signs shall not be allowed on any facade (other than the main front of the building) which faces property zoned for single-family residential uses if the sign is within 150 feet of the property line of the residential property.
   (B)   Monument sign.
      (1)   General. Unless otherwise specifically provided, the regulations set forth in this division shall be applicable to all monument signs which are allowed under this chapter.
      (2)   Minimum letter/logo height. The minimum height allowed for letters or logos shall be six inches.
      (3)   Maximum height. Five feet, excluding monument base. The monument base may be an additional 18 inches in height measured from ground level at the center of the base to the top of the base. The overall height of the sign including the base shall not exceed six feet.
      (4)   Maximum area. One hundred square feet per sign with a maximum area per sign face of 50 square feet. The maximum area for the sign structure shall not exceed 70 square feet per side (see Appendix A for measurement criteria).
      (5)   Number of signs. Only one monument sign, excluding menu board signs, shall be allowed along each street frontage on any site, unless otherwise specifically provided in this chapter. Monument signs may be no closer than 500 feet on any one site.
      (6)   Minimum setback. Fifteen feet from any property line.
      (7)   Material requirements. All monument sign bases shall be constructed of the same masonry material as the front building facade on the same site or shall be stone or brick. The sign structure must be constructed or covered with the same masonry material as the principal building, or stone, or brick. Sculpted aluminum sign panels will be allowed. All sign text and graphic elements shall be limited to a minimum of six inches from the outer limits of the sign structure.
      (8)   Illumination. Monument signs may only be illuminated utilizing internal lighting for sculpted aluminum panels or a ground lighting source where the light itself and supporting structure are not visible from public R.O.W.
   (C)   Ground sign.
      (1)   General. Unless otherwise specifically provided, the regulations set forth in this division shall be applicable to all ground signs.
      (2)   Minimum setback. Fifteen feet from any property line.
      (3)   Maximum height. Three feet.
      (4)   Maximum area. Eight square feet with a maximum of four square feet per sign face.
      (5)   Number of signs. One sign per site.
(Ord. 060518D, passed 6-18-2006; Ord. 140211B, passed 2-25-2014; Ord. 170912B, passed 9-12-2017)